The Iron Mass

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The Iron Mass
Gladius
One Handed Sword
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: (140.4-159.3)(202.8-230.1)
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: (1.48-1.53)
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 60, 113 Str, 113 Dex40% increased Global Accuracy Rating(140-175)% increased Physical Damage
(14-18)% increased Attack Speed
Unholy Might
(20-25)% chance to inflict Withered for 2 seconds on Hit with this Weapon
Summoned Skeleton Warriors wield a copy of this Weapon while in your Main Hand
Summoned Skeleton Warriors deal Triple Damage with this
Weapon if you've Hit with this Weapon Recently
Lead by example.
The Iron Mass inventory icon.png
Acquisition
League(s): Heist
The Iron Mass can rarely replace a Curio Display in the final reward room of Alternate Quality Gems Blueprints e.g. RepositoryBlueprint: RepositoryHeist Target: Unusual Gems
Area Level: (?-83)
Wings Revealed: (1-4)/(2-4)
Escape Routes Revealed: (2-8)/(4-8)
Reward Rooms Revealed: #/<random>
Requires <random Rogue skill> (Level (1-5))
Use Intelligence to Reveal additional Wings and Rooms by talking to certain NPCs in the Rogue Harbour. Give this Blueprint to Adiyah to embark on the Grand Heist.
and TunnelsBlueprint: TunnelsHeist Target: Unusual Gems
Area Level: (?-83)
Wings Revealed: (1-4)/(2-4)
Escape Routes Revealed: (2-8)/(4-8)
Reward Rooms Revealed: #/<random>
Requires <random Rogue skill> (Level (1-5))
Use Intelligence to Reveal additional Wings and Rooms by talking to certain NPCs in the Rogue Harbour. Give this Blueprint to Adiyah to embark on the Grand Heist.
and cannot be chancedOrb of ChanceStack Size: 20Upgrades a normal item to a random rarityRight click this item then left click a normal item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
.
Purchase Costs
Unique8x Chaos Orb
Sell Price
8x Alchemy Shard
8x Alteration Shard
Physical: (254.3-298.7)

Phys+Chaos: (254.3-298.7)

Total: (254.3-298.7)
Miscellaneous
Item class: One Hand Swords

The Iron Mass is a unique GladiusGladiusOne Handed Sword
Physical Damage: 5478
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.30
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 60, 113 Str, 113 Dex40% increased Global Accuracy Rating
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Mechanics

Buff/Debuff

Recently refers to the last 4 seconds.

Interactions

All skeletons wield an exact copy of the player's weapon. Sources that cause the player's blade to trigger damage, will trigger the skeletons' as well. For example The Hidden BladeThe Hidden Blade
Ambusher
Dagger
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: (66.5-72.2)(259-281.2)
Critical Strike Chance: 6.10%
Attacks per Second: 1.50
Weapon Range: 10
Requires Level 60, 113 Dex, 113 Int30% increased Global Critical Strike ChanceTrigger Level 20 Unseen Strike every 0.5 seconds while Phasing
+(20-40) to Dexterity
(230-260)% increased Physical Damage
30% reduced Attack Speed while Phasing
The shadow warrior moves like the wind;
his strikes land long after he is gone.
in a character's offhand slot will trigger Unseen Strike skill icon.pngUnseen Strike on the character and their skeletons.

Math

base damage

Summon SkeletonsSummon SkeletonsSpell, Minion, Duration
Mana Cost: (4-12)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Requires Level 10Summon Skeleton Warrior minions at the targeted location. They use a melee attack and die after a duration. If made aggressive, Skeleton Warriors will also dash towards nearby enemies.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4PhantasmalMinions deal 1% increased DamageMinions can't be Damaged for 0.1 seconds after being SummonedMinions' Attacks have 0.5% chance to Maim Enemies on Hit5% chance to Summon a Skeleton Archer instead of a Skeleton WarriorSummons (2-3) Skeleton Warriors
Maximum (5-7) Summoned Skeletons
Base duration is 20 seconds
Minions gain 50% more Added Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Summon Skeletons skill icon.png
normally have their own weapon with .8 attacks per second that gains base damage as they level up. A level 20 skeleton has 1,012 average damage per hit.

The Iron Mass removes the skeletons' attack speed and base weapon damage from leveling up the gem and replaces it with its own damage and attack speed. An Iron Mass with maximum attack speed and damage rolls has 1.53 attacks per second and 195 average damage per hit.

A level 20 skeletons does (1,012 X .8) = 810 DPS

A perfect rolled hidden blade does (195 X 3) = 585 (585 X 1.53) = 895 (Note: Can go higher with corrupted modifiers.)

Scaling Damage

Skeleton damage normally scales with X 1.5 damage and X .8 attack speed. (1.5 X .8) = 120% of raw damage scaling.

Skeletons with The Iron Mass have X 3 = damage and X 1.53 attack speed. (3 X 1.53) = 459% of raw damage scaling.

459 / 120 = 3.825

The Iron Mass gives nearly 4 times the damage per second from flat added damage and the base weapon damage is lower than skeleton damage from the gem at level 22. These 2 factors make added flat damage give higher damage per second than a skeleton build that doesn't use The Iron Mass.

A few examples of flat minion damage may include:

  • Added Chaos Damage SupportAdded Chaos Damage SupportChaos, Support
    Icon: H
    Mana Multiplier: 130%
    Requires Level 31Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:123Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Chaos DamageSupported Skills Penetrate 0.25% Chaos ResistanceSupported Skills have 1% of Physical Damage Converted to Chaos DamageSupported Skills have (17-170) to (26-255) added Chaos DamageThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
  • Abyss jewels with Minions deal # to # additional [damage type] Damage
  • Auras with flat damage such as Envy skill icon.pngEnvy.
  • Rallying CryRallying CryWarcry, AoE, Duration
    Mana Cost: (15-19)
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 8.00 sec
    Cast Time: 0.80 sec
    Requires Level 24Performs a warcry, taunting nearby enemies to attack the user and exerting subsequent attacks. Gives nearby Allies a buff based on the damage of your weapon.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Area of Effect2% increased Warcry SpeedBuff has 2% more Effect on your MinionsExerted Attacks deal 0.5% increased DamageBase duration is (5-5.9) seconds
    Exerted Attacks deal 5% more Damage per affected Ally, to a maximum of 25%
    Exerts the next 5 Melee Attacks you perform
    Buff grants Added Attack Damage equal to 3% of the Damage of your Main
    Hand Weapon per 5 Power, up to a maximum of 20%
    Buff has 100% more Effect on your Minions
    Counts total Power of Enemies and Allies in Range
    (0-38)% increased Warcry Speed
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Rallying Cry skill icon.png
  • Carrion GolemsSummon Carrion GolemPhysical, Minion, Spell, Golem
    Mana Cost: (30-54)
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 6.00 sec
    Cast Time: 1.00 sec
    Requires Level 34Summons a Carrion Golem that grants added physical damage for your non-golem minions. The Carrion Golem attacks with a series of slashes that increase in speed and damage, as well as a cascade of bone spikes, and deals more damage for each of your non-golem minions near it.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent1% increased Minion Maximum Life
    Minions deal 1% increased Damage
    1% increased Buff EffectSummoned Golems have 1% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate
    Maximum 1 Summoned Golem
    Golems grant (7-27) to (11-41) additional Physical Damage for Non-Golem Minions
    Golems deal 5% more Damage per Non-Golem Minion near them, up to 50%
    (30-68)% increased Minion Maximum Life
    (0-10)% increased Character Size
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Summon Carrion Golem skill icon.png
    have a buff that increases other minions' flat damage. This can be boosted by things like:

Item acquisition
Questionmark.png

This item is restricted to areas with the league flag for Heist active. There are additional ways to acquire league-restricted items, see League-specific items for more details. The Iron Mass can rarely replace a Curio Display in the final reward room of Alternate Quality Gems Blueprints e.g. RepositoryBlueprint: RepositoryHeist Target: Unusual Gems
Area Level: (?-83)
Wings Revealed: (1-4)/(2-4)
Escape Routes Revealed: (2-8)/(4-8)
Reward Rooms Revealed: #/<random>
Requires <random Rogue skill> (Level (1-5))
Use Intelligence to Reveal additional Wings and Rooms by talking to certain NPCs in the Rogue Harbour. Give this Blueprint to Adiyah to embark on the Grand Heist.
and TunnelsBlueprint: TunnelsHeist Target: Unusual Gems
Area Level: (?-83)
Wings Revealed: (1-4)/(2-4)
Escape Routes Revealed: (2-8)/(4-8)
Reward Rooms Revealed: #/<random>
Requires <random Rogue skill> (Level (1-5))
Use Intelligence to Reveal additional Wings and Rooms by talking to certain NPCs in the Rogue Harbour. Give this Blueprint to Adiyah to embark on the Grand Heist.
and cannot be chancedOrb of ChanceStack Size: 20Upgrades a normal item to a random rarityRight click this item then left click a normal item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
.

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Version history

Version Changes
3.12.0
  • Introduced to the game.